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For a radar, you are just a spot on a screen. I think you can identify yourself as a known flightnumber going to Teheran, nobody will notice.
If you would buy the cheapest ticket from Malaysia to anywhere in Europe you
reply to post by puntito
What I don't understand about the ticket situation is this
They supposedly didn't go on the first flight because they we're not together?
But their end destination was different anyway was it not? So why would it matter?
reply to post by ThePeaceMaker
Expense - for overwater flights, they'd be streaming data via satellite at a fairly high rate - that would cost a lot for satellite time (a quick Google turned up a quote of a $300m annual cost for a global airline, based on a 2002 study by L-3, and another article from 2010 that says $3-5 a minute.)
I think a more reasonable approach is to boost the transmission range of flight data recorders - a 1-2 km detection range is almost useless in deep-water.
I can see the cost involved transmitting all the time.
What if they could devise a mechanism where the blackbox is uplinked to a satellite via a trip switch / pressure change / impact sensor etc? Like an air bag is on a car?edit on 10-3-2014 by jacobe001 because: (no reason given)
But providers are seeking to reduce the expense by allowing the airline to define which information they wish to monitor and how frequently they want it transmitted during a flight. Both the AMS and Star Navigation systems are programmed to automatically switch to live streaming after an incident or anomaly is detected during flight, and pilots can also activate it manually.
Really dumb question I know nothing about planes or radars and tracking but, on the flight aware data for MH370 it lists the tracker as below:
21:02 4.7073 102.5278 25° Northeast 468 539 35,000 Level FlightAware ADS-B (WMKP / PEN)
WKMP / PEN is Penang Airport if the plane was heading to Beijing isn't that a bit far away to be picking up the planes location or is it normal?
Sorry as I said probably dumb question?
I checked same flight on 10th and a lot of the columns appear different, I guess it depends on small diversions planes may take due to turbulence etc?
People do realize it took upwards of 5 days to find the wreckage from the AirFrance flight right?
The real world doesn't work like a social media site sending out Tweets in a time frame that keeps everyone updated.
The only thing that is known for sure right now is that a plane is missing, they haven't found the plane yet and to this point that time frame is not abnormal.
I am not sure phones can be triangulated when they are switched off as they should be in-flight. I seem to recall you have to have at least 3 reference points to triangulate anyway and if there are not that many satellites then it would only give a point on a line for position. Yes, that would be better than nothing, but not great either.
Question. If their mobile phones are still active, can't they triangulate their position via satellite?